Time to Reflect Unit 4

1. Tell why you think it is important to be able to divide numbers. For what kind of problems do you need to use division?

I think it is important to learn division in case you need to split money equally or you need to divide a big pan of brownies equally. Money problems like in between money problems like changing U.S.A. money into Hong Kong money.

2. Tell what part of this unit was the most difficult for you and why. Describe what you did to overcome any difficulties you had.

I think the most difficult part was using friendly numbers. Because I'm naturally good at doing division problems in my head in a certain way, so it was a bit harder to learn a new strategy, though I still think using friendly is a good way to divide in your head. When I tried to learn the friendly numbers I still couldn't understand so I went to my mom and she helped understand the use of friendly numbers.


One day Jesus went out to the lake people gathered around him so he went into a boat while the people stood on shore. He told them
"A farmer went out to sow his seeds. As he scattered his seeds some fell along the path then crows came up and ate them like the man who doesn't understand it then lets evil come and snatch away what was sown in his heart. Some fell on rocky places and sprang up quickly because the soil was shallow but when the sun came up the plants were scorched like the man who hears it and is happy but since he had no root it only lasted a short time. Other seeds feel among thorns which grew up and choked the plants like the man who hears it but worries about his life. Some seeds fell in good soil where it produced a crop, sixty times more then what was sown like the man who hears it and understands it."

The people on the shore learnt that they should act like the last seed, the seed which grows and produces more crop more then the seeds that were sown. I've learnt wile I was growing up that you have to grow up loving god and I should always stay fruitful just like the 4th seed.

Writing Reflection

What do I notice as a writer as I read through my work?

I notice as a writer I always make word misspellings, and I need to stop myself from using 'I' five times in a sentence. I always dig into an idea so I miss tiny little phrases so like:and, a, the. I want to improve on making sense to my reader and correcting all the little mistakes that I always make.

How have I changed as a writer so far?

I have changed as a writer during my time period at school by choosing better ideas to write about. I have also improved on my sentence fluency by making more sense in my writing. The last thing I have improved on in my writing is choice of words. I have improved on this because of Wordly Wise in my homework packet. This is only the beginning of the year so I hope that I improve even more in the rest of the year.

What are three things I do well as a writer?

Three things I do well as a writer are:
Thinking of good beginning as I revise my work
Coming up with ideas before I start writing my work
Adding a lot of details and facts to the story.
These are things I'm good at but I hope that through out the year I'll get better at the ones that I am poor in.

What are some things I want to get stronger at as a writer?

Some things I want to get stronger at as a writer are: Sentence fluency, correct usage of words, and putting phrases in at the right time.

What is my favorite piece, and what do I love about it?

My favorite piece is I have written in school is the letter to Mr.Daw because I enjoyed telling him about my summer and how I learn best.

I hope to acomplish all the things I'm bad in writing.
I liked playing factor captor because it helps us with learning our prime numbers and factors. Factor Captor is a fun learning game but it was a little easy but it still taught us how we find factors. Out of all the games I've learned using everyday math this one for me is my favorite.

Making an array helps people find factors because people will learn the numbers and they'll learn how they are supposed to be arranged. If you had the number 18 you could divide it by 2 by using the divisibility rules.

The lesson I enjoyed most was partial sums because its an easy way to add while thinking in your head but it is quite long. In the future I'll use columm addition but I'll use partial sums in my head. (maybe)

Reading is fun

Reading is a subject in which I feel confident about but in reading aloud I get a bit nervous. I have learned listening to others about what they think of a book. Over the past few weeks in 5th grade I became a bit more fluent in reading aloud but I'm still not good at thinking of connections, predictions and observations. I enjoy reading for fun and I enjoy reading for work. Over the few years that I have read I now realize that I do not read different genres I always stick to realistic fiction and fiction books. Almost all the years I have been here in HKIS every year my teachers would read a fiction book or a realistic fiction book but when I came to 5th grade Mr.Daw read us a historical fiction book 'Honus and Me'. I realize that other books are interesting to not just fiction books. I like the way the school is teaching us how to read by reading in between the lines and seeing a movie in your head. Reading beyond the book is what I love the most over here at HKIS. I love the way Mr.Daw reads with expression in his voice I try every day to have it in my voice. I will try to learn to read better every day.